THE VILLAGE CALLERS

Latin Rock/Soul • United States
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The Village Callers were one of the best bands in East Los Angeles in the late 60s. They were also arguably the first band with members with roots in the "Eastside Sound" of the early to mid-60s to utilize Latin percussion. Their repertoire was a mix of r&b, Latin, and Latin-jazz. They recorded an album in 1968 for Eddie Davis' Rampart Records, "The Village Callers Live." The album included an instrumental with a Latin-jazz feel named after their manager, "Hector," which did very well at the time and has become one of the Eastside sound's classic recordings. It's been reissued on several compilations, used in movies, and sampled by many rap artists such as Cypress Hill and the Beastie Boys. "The Village Callers Live" has also been reissued on the Vampisoul record label, which is based in Spain and internationally distributed, and on read more...
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